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Author:
Kadohata Cynthia
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
Story of a Japanese American girl and a Native American boy who become friends in an internment camp on a reservation
Author:
Lulu Delacre
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
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Learn about Puerto Rican Carnival with Ramon, who longs to masquerade along with the older boys, the vejigantes, in the month-long celebration in Puerto Rico.
Author:
Mary Quattlebaum
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Fiction
This poetic children's book explores the Washington D.C. subway and familiar sights and sounds of the city.
Author:
Graham Salisbury
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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Torn between his love of all things American and the traditional ways of his parents and grandparents, a young Japanese American comes of age during the political upheaval of WWII.
Author:
Miriam Bat-Ami
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Fiction
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A historical fiction story of love between two teenagers in an Emergency Refugee Shelter during World War II.
Author:
Susan Hazen-Hammond
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
A modern Native American perspective of the importance of buffalo and the traditions of the Pueblo.
Author:
D. J. Herda
Reading Level:
High School,Adult
Genre:
Non Fiction
Biography of civil rights leader Thurgood Marshall.
Author:
Shelley Pearsall
Reading Level:
Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
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A powerful historical novel that is harsh and realistic, not only about the brutal effects of slavery that the runaways carry with them forever but also about the prejudice and hardship they encounter on their journey to freedom.
Author:
Bob Crelin
Reading Level:
Pre-School,Early Elementary School,Late Elementary School,Middle School
Genre:
Fiction
A lyrical reminiscence for the time before electrical illumination made the natural beauty of the night sky so hard to see.
Author:
Woody Guthrie
Reading Level:
Early Elementary School
Genre:
Non Fiction
An illustrated children's version of the Woody Guthrie song "This Land is Your Land" in its entirety.
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Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.